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Grateful Dead Live at Cleveland Music Hall on 1978-11-20


Topics Live concert


Mississippi Half Step-> Franklin's Tower, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, It Must Have Been The Roses, Looks Like Rain, Stagger Lee, Passenger, Peggy-O, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication Jam-> Drums-> Jam-> Jack A Roe, Playin' In The Band-> Shakedown Street-> Drums-> If I Had The World To Give-> Playin' In The Band-> Around & Around


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Cleveland Music Hall
Location Cleveland, OH

Source Soundboard
Lineage Set1: SBD> ??> CAS> CD> EAC> WAV; set 2 misc SBD, AUD sources
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Notes

Complete show. Set1: SBD> ??> CAS> CD> EAC> WAV; Set2: MSR> CAS> LYNXONE 24 Bit A/D Converter> CD> SHN> WAV; Set2 patches: MSC> CAS> DAT> CD-R> EAC> SHN> WAV; and MAC> R1> R2> (possibly R3>) DATs> CDRs> EAC> SHN> WAV. Set 2 derives from all three previous seeds. See info file for edits and flaws.

Reviews

Reviewer: Pete Hurl - - July 7, 2015
Subject: Shortest Dead Show ever ???
I was booking concerts for OSU at the time of this show and the Belkins were kind enough to get me in since it was sold out. No seats out front, so my date and I had to sit on Phil's amp box on side of stage for the show. No big scene backstage, us two and a handful of Hells Angels. Reading the posts regarding this show and I see that all have failed to mention one big event that shaped the music that night. Word out of Ghana was just getting back to the states regarding Jonestown and the scene there. Very heavy hearts in and around the band. Jerry called off an encore as he had his leather on and briefcase in hand leaving out the backdoor. A Great, albeit short show on the North Coast !
Reviewer: mtvmunkey - - March 10, 2011
Subject: shakedown st
that was a mighty fine solo from jerry
Reviewer: Bus70 - - September 2, 2008
Subject: 2nd set opening Jam.... WOW!
I don't know what Jerry was doing during setbreak, but all I can say is that his playing during the jam to open the second set COOKS. If you have not heard this, give it a listen for sure.
Reviewer: KCJonz - - October 2, 2006
Subject: THE CRITICS COMMENTS REGARDING " PASSENGER " SOUND SO MUCH WORSE...............
I'M SURE YOU WERE REALLY DISMAYED WITH THE PICASSO MOON THAT NIGHT IN THE SKY TOO? ONE CAN'T HAVE A PERFECT DAY ALL THE TIME..LET IT GO.IT'S ALMOST BEEN 20YRS NOW.....THAT WASN'T BAD "PASSENGER" YOU WEHRE YOUSGER MORE IMPRESSIONALBLE BACK IN 1978. OH SORRY NOTHING WITH AGE. ...YOU JUST HEARD IT FROM THESE FILES. ALMOST 20YR OLD RECORDING WE ARE SO BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO PRESERVE AND LISTEN TO. ......REMEMBER ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS YOU LEARNED......
"SOMETIMES THE SUN IS BLUE AND THE SKY IS YELLOW"
Reviewer: gatheringwhatyouspill - - September 21, 2006
Subject: passenger....ouch
I find Donna's catterwallin' (in fact, I think if you look in the dictionary under catterwall, you would find a picture of Donna) particularly irritating on Passenger. Otherwise, a decent effort. Seems to me this period between hot 77 and early 80s as a time in which they are searching for the sound. Everything seems to be going through the motions, with sparks of brilliance.
Reviewer: treetoast - - July 26, 2005
Subject: 78 rpm
great show but hasn't anyone noticed this copy plays fast??!!! Jerry's god, i mean good but cmon!! his voice wasn't that high since puberty:)\



but a BEAUTIFUL show none the less, try the other sbd for best speed quality
five stars for the show two for recording quality
although some shows dare i say could benifit from the bump in speed this is not one of them

namaste,

and bless all the busy archive.org bees!!!
Reviewer: dcain - - July 9, 2005
Subject: Great LL-Supp
Nearly as good as 2-17-79, but there is only twenty seconds of jamming post-vocals in Supplication.

Thanks for putting set one together; not sure yet if it rates higher (I reviewed set two on the other SBD recording).
Reviewer: jimkrum - - June 1, 2005
Subject: do not...
with apologies to Jonathan, the first set of this show is a horrible recording. I had to grit my teeth through the whole thing. thank god the second set comes thru with great sound; not only that but a wild one too!!!
Reviewer: catfishjon - - May 2, 2005
Subject: stellar show
this has long been favorite of mine since it was my first show..i have had a decent board coy of second set but am pleased to see and hear what i don't remember. the beginning of the second set with jam-drums-jam is without weir. what the problem was i don't know but he doesn't join in until jackaroe. this venue was an excellent place to see them because it was on the lake downtown and small with great acoustics. best peggyo ever...i'm sure you'll agree...future dicks pick
Reviewer: deadeloc - - March 31, 2005
Subject: best shakedown ever
without a doubt the funkiest shakedown i have ever heard. very good sandwiched between playin & world to give. get it for the unusual 2nd set. the shakedown is for the ages. so funky it hurts.
Reviewer: bbaue - - September 17, 2004
Subject: Big Thanks
I've been wondering if an entire copy of this show would ever surface, so big thanks to all those involved in splicing and dicing this together. I've enjoyed listening to the second set for years, but hearing the whole thing places things into better perspective. As expected, the sound is iffy in places, but that doesn't overshadow the joy of hearing this show in its entirety. The five stars pertain to the quality of the musicianship and song choices (franklin's, roses, jam>Jackaroe (!!), World to Give (!!!)), not the sound quality.
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